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Friday, August 26, 2011

Pakistan : Dengue alert in KP after case confirmed in Nowshera

Via Dawn :

" The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has alerted the district health authorities after confirmation of death of a man from dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Nowshera last week, officials said.

“Amir Hassan, 52, of Moti Bazaar, Nowshera, died of the dengue fever last week. He has been confirmed to have had dengue fever,” they said.

They said that Mr Hassan, who was also suffering from hypertension and obesity, initially went to a private clinic in Nowshera to get treatment and later his blood sample was sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, which emerged positive.

The official said that executive district officer (health), Abbottabad, also reported two suspected cases, of which 27-year-old Zubair, a resident of Dheri Kehal, was confirmed positive by the NIH and was being treated at the local hospital.

While another patient from Nowshera who was admitted with similar symptoms was tested negative and sent home."

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